Firecracker 4-Miler going virtual

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BRATTLEBORO — The Bill Powers Memorial Firecracker 4-Miler can't happen as usual this year due to COVID-19 concerns, but the annual July 4 road race will be held as a virtual event instead.

There's no entry fee, however people are encouraged to make a $15 donation to a charity of their choosing.

Rather than using the regular race course, participants can either run the out-and-back course on Upper Dummerston Road — starting near the entrance to the Brattleboro Country Club and turning at the two-mile marker in the road — or they can run another four-mile course of their choosing from June 29 to July 5. See for more info.

Colby Nixon, of Massachusetts, won last year's Memorial Park to Brattleboro Common road race in a time of 22:44. Newfane's Delaney Bullock prevailed in the female division, placing fifth overall in 25:18.



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